THE final line-up for the first Blue Day concert has been announced after acts on the local music scene pledged to play and help raise some cash.
The Big Blue Do, the first concert organised in aid of Blue Day, has been so popular that names had to be picked out of a hat because so many groups had shown an interest in taking part in the event.
It takes place at the Wedgewood Rooms in Albert Road on Wednesday, April 18 – two days before Blue Day itself.
Blue Day sees hundreds of people across the area host blue-themed events in aid of local charity the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
The trust was set up in 2004 by avid Pompey fan Tom’s family, shortly after his death from bone cancer osteosarcoma a day before his 16th birthday.
Paul Weller tribute act Days of Speed, Reactor 1, and Portsmouth musician Danny Wright have been added to the bill as well as local DJ Rob Moore.
They will all perform before headliners Kojaks Revenge and The Phantom.
Manager of the Wedgewood Rooms Geoff Priestley said: ‘Apart from being for a great charity, it’s a good gig
‘It’s got a bit of everything, including a local acoustic chap and a Paul Weller tribute.’
Andy Powell, guitarist with Days of Speed, who also plays in Beatles tribute act the Silver Beatles, said: ‘I have done a lot of work for the Tom Prince trust with the Silver Beatles in the past.
‘Apart from being a good worthy charity it’s good experience for us.
‘We’re a fairly new band now so we are very pleased to be included.
‘Music is for everyone at the end of the day.
‘It’s a great thing and it’s a very strong line up.’
John Seymour, guitarist and songwriter for Reactor 1, added: ‘The family are really motivated. It appealed to me that they are putting so much effort into it.
‘It’s great to get the community together and do something all across the city.
‘We are just happy to get involved with the charity.’
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £6 each.
To purchase tickets and to find out more please visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.